Tlusty has six goals and 10 points in 37 games this season.
To replace him on the roster the Hurricanes recalled forward Zach Boychuk from Charlotte of the American Hockey League.
Boychuk had an assist in his only NHL game this season, a 5-3 Carolina victory against the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 6.
Boychuk leads Charlotte in goals (14) and points (27) and is first in the AHL with 10 power-play goals and tied for first with 16 power-play points. He's been on a tear of late with 12 goals in his past 16 AHL games.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie